I have a couple of performances coming up in the very near future that I feel merit extra attention here on my website.
The first will take place on Saturday, January 19th, at The Whiting in Flint, MI. Notable about this performance is the programming of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. In my 17 years with the Flint Symphony, this is the first time the orchestra has performed any Bruckner work, and it’s also the first time I’ve ever performed a Bruckner Symphony as Principal.
Bruckner makes heavy use of trumpets, similarly to Mahler, so this should be lots of fun!
The second notable performance will take place on Monday, February 11, in the Music Box at the Max Fischer Music Center (Orchestra Hall) in Detroit.
In this concert, I’ll be performing Robert Bradshaw’s Concerto for Trumpet with the Wayne State University Wind Symphony. I have performed several of Robert’s works over the years, and his Sonata was the subject of my doctoral document at MSU. I’m very excited to be able to bring his Concerto to a new audience!